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Reader's view: Tabloid treatment robs News Tribune of integrity

Tabloid treatment robs paper of integrity I wonder whether anyone at the News Tribune is at all embarrassed by the tabloid turn their formerly fine newspaper has taken. Leaving aside the dark and vaguely sinister-appearing photo of Barack Obama a...

Tabloid treatment robs paper of integrity

I wonder whether anyone at the News Tribune is at all embarrassed by the tabloid turn their formerly fine newspaper has taken.

Leaving aside the dark and vaguely sinister-appearing photo of Barack Obama at the top of Page One on Oct. 29, it was the question to the right that tempted me to stop reading: "Who made call to fix Duluth Alley?" Was the headline suggesting corruption at City Hall?

Upon reading the story I learned that while "some wonder," "it probably was just a coincidence" that an alley adjacent to the mayor's parents' house was capped. That was it. Not a shred of evidence or even an allegation that favoritism was involved.

If it has come to a choice between holding on to its integrity or selling newspapers, I advise the News Tribune to do the former.

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JUDY HOLTE

DULUT

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